Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish

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Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish is an easy mouthwatering dessert to make when blackberries are in season. It’s so delicious you’ll want to try other fruits too!

When blackberries are in season, I can’t help but bake with them! It’s sort of turned into an addiction. Last summer, I started small and made huge batches of my husband’s favorite Blackberry Syrup. Then this year, I’ve been going overboard with those adorable Individual Blackberry Pies {remember those?}, the Blackberry Yogurt Muffins I just posted, and now this easy Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish.

Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish

Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

I originally created the Easy Cheese Danish last December which got rave reviews and is pretty simple, in and of itself. But, once I went blackberry picking and then found a miscellaneous can of crescent rolls in my fridge, I knew exactly what I wanted to make: The Ultimate Easy Cheese Danish 2.o! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Crescent Rolls – this is what I used and it worked so well! If you want to use puff pastry, feel free to!
  • Cream Cheese – tangy, creamy goodness.
  • Granulated Sugar – to sweeten, of course.
  • Vanilla Extract – for flavor.
  • All-Purpose Flour – this helps stabilize the filling.
  • Fresh Blackberries – feel free to switch this out for any sort of berry!
  • Powdered Sugar, Heavy Cream, and Vanilla Extract – the icing is optional but heavily recommended!

Adding Icing

How to Make Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish

This is the exact same recipe from December, but with blackberries stuffed inside. If you weren’t around when I came out with that recipe, here’s the low-down:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, flour, and vanilla. Set aside.
  2. Pop open crescent roll dough and unroll, leaving crescents in rectangles. On an ungreased baking sheet or Silpat, lay the crescent roll rectangles together, lining them up width wise. The dough should be almost the entire length of a half sheet pan. Press edges together to even out edges and seal any holes. Cut 1/2 inch diagonal strips up each side of the dough.
  3. Carefully spread cream cheese filling down the center of the dough to be about 2-3 inches wide. Top with fresh blackberries.
  4. Fold 1/2 inch dough pieces up over filling alternating sides to get a braided pattern. You may have excess dough once you reach the end of the danish, so fold them in as best as you can.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until filling is set and the crescent dough is golden in color. Cool before removing from the baking sheet. Once danish has cooled, remove to a serving platter.

Blackberry Danish

Glaze

Now top it all off with a simple glaze!

  1. In a small bowl, mix together powdered sugar, vanilla, and cream to create icing. You may need to add more cream to get the desired consistency.
  2. Drizzle icing over danish. Cut into pieces and serve.

Variations

And don’t feel limited to just blackberries! Try any other fruit you’d like! The possibilities are endless! Keep me posted on all the wonderful creations you come up with, cause I know you all will! Here are some of my own variations to this recipe.

Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish

Leftover Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish

Any leftovers, if any, can be sealed in an airtight container refrigerated for up to 7 days. 

Because this blackberry danish also has cream cheese in it you can’t let it sit out on the counter. Bacteria could grow and make you sick!

Make-Ahead

Thankfully this blackberry cream cheese danish recipe is super easy to make ahead. This is great to save you even more time! Whether you are making this the night ahead for breakfast in the morning or for dessert the next day you can follow these easy steps.

  1. First, follow the directions as normal and stop before baking!
  2. Make some room in your fridge because now you can take your whole baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap.
  3. Keep in your refrigerator for up to two days.
  4. When ready to bake, pull it out of your fridge and let the danish get to room temperature. Then bake as you normally would! Enjoy!
Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish

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5 from 54 votes

Easy Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish

Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish is an easy mouthwatering dessert to make when blackberries are in season. It's so delicious you'll want to try other fruits too!
servings 8 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients

for the icing-

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla. Set aside.
  • Pop open crescent roll dough and unroll, leaving crescents in rectangles. On an ungreased baking sheet or silpat, lay the crescent roll rectangles together, lining them up width wise. Dough should be almost the entire length of a half sheet pan.Press edges together to even out edges and seal any holes. Cut 1/2 inch diagonal strips up each side of the dough.
  • Carefully spread cream cheese filling down the center of the dough to be about 2-3 inches wide. Top with fresh blackberries.
  • Fold 1/2 inch dough pieces up over filling alternating sides to get a braided pattern. You may have excess dough once you reach the end of the danish, so fold them in as best as you can.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until filling is set and crescent dough is golden in color. Cool before removing from baking sheet.Once danish has cooled, remove to serving platter.
  • In a small bowl, mix together powdered sugar, vanilla and cream to create icing. You may need to add more cream to get the desired consistency. Drizzle icing over danish. Cut into pieces and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 474IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry cheese danish, blackberry cream cheese danish, blackberry danish

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  3. Susy Howell

    5 stars
    Made this, subed canned strawberry pie filling for the berries cuz that ‘ s what L had . So yummy and delicious thanks for the idea.

  4. Natalie

    5 stars
    SUCH a great recipe and so, so versatile! For me, I omitted berries (although I do have some blueberries in the freezer for next time), and instead of crescents, I rolled out Pillsbury Flaky biscuits, and dolloped the cream cheese mixture on top. Then I baked accordingly, and to my amazement, the cream cheese baked into the middle! I got rave reviews from even my picky eater, definitely a keeper!

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  6. Courtney J

    5 stars
    This is delish! I’ve made with blueberries , black berries , raspberries , Even chocolate chips for my grade school brother & sister in-laws. Everyone here loves when I make these!

  7. Sarah E.

    5 stars
    I absolutely loved this recipe. Every time I see it, I kick myself for not having made it more than just the first time. It’s so good!

    Thank you for sharing it!

  8. Kayla

    5 stars
    I used this recipe yesterday with raspberries, and it was so delicious that I’m using it today for Easter with blueberries. Absolutely amazing, thanks for sharing.

  9. deb

    5 stars
    I made this and it was phenomenal! But I ended up using raspberries instead… the whole tart was gone in less than 15 minutes!!!

  10. Jacky

    Love the recipe, but you have to get someone to work on your website. The “print this recipe” link made my computer start printing this entire website which is 22 pages with all the comments, so that was really annoying and when I tried to copy and paste the recipe into a word document, my computer freaked out and five windows popped up that all said error with the webpages script or something like that.

  11. Mary L

    Even easier is Pillsbury Seamless Crescent Dough. I’ve used this dough to make similar “braided danishes”. It makes a beautiful presentation out of your home oven – no bakery needed! Can’t wait to try this one – my husband loves blackberries and I think cream cheese deserves to be part of every breakfast.

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  13. Kayla

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! It is so versatile! I have made this with Strawberries, Peaches and Apples & Cinnamon, this is seriously a no fail recipe, quick and the comments that come flying in are worth it! Thanks so much for sharing and giving my family a new favorite breakfast snack or dessert!

  14. pk

    the topside looks great but the bottom is still raw and i follow the directions to a T. i just cooked in 3 increments of 6 minutes more(above the 20) and still raw. gross and a waste of my time

    1. Lauren

      I think it should work, although it won’t be quite the same…still delicious! Follow the baking directions on the package for bake time and temp 🙂

    1. Lauren

      It holds the filling together and helps the danish hold its shape. You are welcome to try it without the flour though 🙂

  15. Anneke Barnard

    This looks great to make but i am already running into my first obstacle. I live in South Africa. We do find some of the Pillsbury products here but most of them not. Don’t know why. Anyway. do you think i can also try and make this with Puff Pastry? If rather not i guess i will have to find a recipe for Crescent Roll dough.

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  19. Sammi

    Thank you, Lauren, for posting this insanely delicious-looking danish! I just have one question…? Can I use frozen blueberries?
    Thank you in advance. 🌝👏

    Regards, Sammi

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